Best answer: Should I straighten my hair before relaxing it?

My answer to can straightening your hair before getting a relaxer damage your hair is definitely yes. Any time you apply heat of any kind to the cuticle you are weakening it. If you are using an iron or curlers to reform the natural texture, that would also weaken your hair.

What should I not do before relaxing my hair?

Here are some guidelines on what to avoid doing before and while relaxing your hair.

  1. Shampooing Before. …
  2. Forgetting to Detangle. …
  3. Working in Big Sections. …
  4. Overlapping Chemicals. …
  5. Combing the Relaxer Through. …
  6. Leaving Chemicals on Too Long. …
  7. Not Using Neutralizer. …
  8. Skipping Conditioner.

What happens if you put relaxer in straight hair?

Hair relaxers straighten hair by penetrating the cuticle and the cortex layers of the hair shaft to loosen the natural curl pattern. This process leaves the hair weak, brittle and prone to breakage. It can even burn your skin, cause permanent damage to the scalp and lead to hair loss.

What makes relaxed hair grow faster?

By stretching out my relaxers I’m giving my hair a break and allowing my new growth to grow in fully before putting the relaxer on it. When your new growth is not visible, it’s much easier to overlap the relaxer on the previously relaxed hair. … Stretching your relaxers makes your hair stronger and thicker over time.

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Can I wash my hair 3 days before a relaxer?

Don’t scratch, wash or work out 3-4 days prior to relaxer day. Believe it or not, this can cause scalp irritation, which can lead to burning. Let your hair rest. Do coat the length of your hair with oil or conditioner to protect the previously relaxed hair from the relaxer.

Can I wash my hair 2 days before a relaxer?

While recommendations vary, the general rule of thumb is to avoid shampooing for three to four days before a relaxer. If you have oily hair or a dry scalp, opt for a ponytail, head scarf or hat to make it through the days leading up to the treatment.

How long do I leave relaxer in my hair?

Ten to 15 minutes is usually sufficient and anything longer can cause damage. If you feel tingling and burning, you’ve waited too long to rinse the relaxer out of your hair.

Why is my relaxed hair so tangled after washing?

Your hair gets tangled easily because it probably lacks moisture and, because of that, is weak. As such, to stop it from getting so tangled, you’ll need to improve its health by trimming your ends and doing nutritive treatments. There’s also an easy way to detangle your hair after washing it to avoid breakage.

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